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Old 12-01-2007, 08:11 AM
hammer84 hammer84 is offline
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Default Opinions about a few rigs

First I'm new here. Great site, spent hours last night reading some great posts. Background info: totally newbie to fly fishing. I'm usually chasing bass thru the slop.

I have been wanting to get a fly fishing rig for a while. So yesterday while I was cruising BPS for bass items I saw they had a couple combos on sale. I have searched this site best I can and have found little info on either.

I wanted a trout rod ( Bennett Springs State park ) that can be used for pan fish also. If that is a bad idea let me that too.

This is what I took home, $200 for both with case, line, leader , etc


This was the other $200 combo they had for sale.
cv2 combo

The 270 rod felt great.

My question is I can find little info on the 270 reel. The BPS reviews are very split. half say it is worthless, half say it great. People complain about the drag seizing up because it is not sealed. One selling point was the 270 supposedly had a better drag than the cv2. Being a bass guy that was always a big factor in my bass reels.

The CV2 reel has better reviews but I like the 270 rod a little better. Could live with either rod. Reels seem to be the deciding factor here.

Choices I have

1) fish what I bought, if it proves to be a bad reel I can always buy a reel down the road. The sale price was $150 off so I would not be taking to much a beating

2) return and get the cv2

3)Go to and maybe look into a rs4 or red2fly setup.

I don't mind spending more than a true beginner setup. I just like to buy once and be happy. I don't want to be working on a reel when I should b fishing !!!

Thanks in advance

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